A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


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Week 41 – #23. It Floats

Battery Park City is a place I enjoy visiting while in lower Manhattan. It’s a calm place with beautiful views and perfect for watching the sun slowly slip below the horizon. With Ellis Island and the Statute of Liberty visible in the distance, I often think of the immigrant and what he/she was thinking and feeling aboard their ship as it floats closer and closer to their new lives in the land of opportunity. Daily ferry boats carry people, many of whom are descendants of those immigrants, to and from their work in the City.
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Week 23 – #34 Passage Ways

Late one evening while traveling through the Lincoln Tunnel, I grabbed my camera to photograph this popular passageway connecting midtown Manhattan, New York and Weehawken, New Jersey.  Named after President Abraham Linoln, construction began on the first tube in March 1934.   It opened to traffic on December 22, 1937, charging $0.50 per passenger car.  Today, the cost per car is $13.00.  The cost of construction was $85,000,000.

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Week 19 – #27. Lost/Forgotten Items

I have struggled with what to post to represent the “Lost/Forgotten Items” theme until I visited one of my favorite places in Battery Park City in New York.  Instead of admiring the New Jersey landscape across the Hudson River, or the Statute of Liberty in the far distance, on this day I turned around and admired the Irish Hunger Memorial designed by Brian Tolle which is dedicated to raising awareness of the Great Irish Famine, referred to by the Irish as “The Great Hunger.”  Construction of the memorial is entirely of products and items brought over from Ireland, including the remains of a stone cottage.  (More information can be found here.)  Over a million people died in Ireland between 1845 and 1852.    As I studied it, I saw the Freedom Tower looming upward a total of 1,776 feet which is being constructed on the site where on September 11, 2001, a total of 2,606 lives were lost in the World Trade Center and surrounding grounds.  These two sites brought to mind that although a great number of lives have been lost, they are not forgotten.

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